Rapper-songwriter Nick Minaj has been known to make headlines ever since she rose to fame. The singer, who grew up in New York City, has been in the music industry for long. With various accomplishments and the most popular songs to her name, Nicki Minaj is one of the best-known artists in the music industry and has garnered a massive fan following over the past few years. She has been honored with 10 AMAs, 4 Billboard Music Awards, and 10 Grammy nominations, among others.
Back in 2018, she made headlines when she announced her relationship with now-husband Kenneth Petty. She decided to file for a marriage license in August 2019 and married him in October. Petty, as of 2020, is a registered sexual offender in California, who has been convicted of attempted rape in 1995 in New York.
Minaj took to social media and replied to a user-
“He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo”
Also, Kenneth Petty was arrested in 2006 for killing Lamant Robinson. He pleaded guilty and was charged with first-degree murder leading him to be jailed for seven years. He was released in May 2016 on parole.
Despite having been charged and arrested for various offenses, Minaj stands by her husband and recently announced her retirement from the industry to focus on her family.
Her successful career and popularity make her one of the best-known and most loved rappers in the music industry. Her retirement stirred major controversy, and she has been thought of as one of the most influential female artists in the industry to have retired at the peak of her career in order to look after her new family.